is one of the less notable parasites and cannot be seen by the dog
owner. They also make the dog’s intestine bleed because they bury
their long necks into the intestine wall when they feed. Dogs usually
get whipworms from eating eggs that other dogs have shed.
are the same as colitis: straining, mucous diarrhea with occasional
blood, an urge to defecate small volumes frequently, loss of weight
and general overall poor condition. Unfortunately, whipworms are
the most difficult to eradicate and control.
for whipworms requires several treatments with fenbendazole or
febantel for 3-5 days and repeated in 3 weeks. Severe cases of whipworms
are not common but, can require surgical intervention. Careful removal
of feces and bleaching dog runs regularly can prevent whipworms.
In order to destroy whipworms the most commonly medication prescribed
is fenbendazole (Panacur). Monthly doses of the common heartworm
preventative medication containing milbemycin oxime will help to
keep these parasites under control.
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